Year 6 – Spring Term
Reading comprehension – Each week a comprehension from your fiction book will be sent home to complete. We will then discuss the answers in class and try to find patterns in the way we answer the questions.
Maths – Keep using your Maths book to consolidate the work we are doing in class, or get a head start on the next week. (Timetable attached and on our website.)
Grammar – Use SPAG.com to consolidate the grammar vocabulary we are learning and to familiarise yourself with the type of questions in the SATs. (Timetable attached and on our website.)
Spelling – Keep revising and learning both your year 3/4 spelling list and your year 5/6 spelling list as well as aiming for an improvement of three words each week in our Monday tests.
Please give yourself short, dedicated time for school work and additional time to relax and have fun! You need to continue to look after yourselves and give yourself time to enjoy your hobbies as well as family time. This is your last year at primary school and we want you to be as relaxed as you can be. In school, you all have the right to stay safe and to learn and we are always here to talk to. Remember, use the post it note box or talk to us if you have any suggestions, news or worries and we can help reassure you. YOU are important to us!
Let’s do this – team year six!
Mrs Field, Mrs Warkup and Mrs Riggs.
Year 6 Preview Learning: Week commencing 22/03/2021
This week in English, we will be continuing our narrative unit based on creating suspense with a model text entitled: ‘The Nightmare Man.’ We will think about including –ing clauses as starters? (verb /adverb) E.g. grinning menacingly, laughing wildly, whispering softly, crying desperately. These could be used as possible sentence starters to help create tension. We will also be editing and improving our texts in order to ensure that we are meeting year six expectations for writing and highlighting the writer’s tricks which we have used. If time, we will be exploring how some stories can be unexpected with a ‘twisted’ ending.
Our spellings for the week are looking at word families based on common words. The words to learn are: accommodate, accompany, access, accuse, accost, accrue, accuracy, accomplish, accumulate and accentuate.
In grammar, we will be once again revising different grammatical terminology. Google is also always very useful for grammar definitions and reminders, as is: https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/english/primary-grammar/grammar-year-6-age-10-11/.
There is also a list an explanation of the grammar terms that the children need to know in key stage two on the following weblink:
Please login to SPAG.com and attempt some grammar tests, try Test A and Test B.
The comprehension text for this week will be: ‘Detective Nimble and the Falcon Fugitive.’ Please support your child to complete the inference questions on the sheet which they will bring home (pages 38-39 of their fiction workbook.) We will then discuss the answers in class next Wednesday.
In Maths this week, we will be continuing to solve problems involving unequal sharing and grouping using knowledge of fractions and multiples and scale factors. For example, work out the following:
12 apples cost £1.32, how much will 5 apples cost?
3 bananas cost £3.60, how much will 4 bananas cost?
If 5 oranges cost £4.55, how much do 8 oranges cost?
You can also support your child’s learning by exploring: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zsq7hyc
Many thanks for your continued support,
Mrs Field, Mrs Warkup and Mrs Riggs.
What have we been up to ?
RED NOSE DAY 2021
Congratulations to the amazing year six children for raising a fabulous £85.50 for Comic Relief as well as providing the local food bank with some much-needed cereal. We are so proud of your efforts!
Children in Need 2020
We made Egyptian style clay tiles